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dossier Future Justice

Anushka Nair: Where is 'we'

Third video essay Future Justice: an inquiry into the way things are/were/should be

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12 May 2021

Where is ‘we’? is a reflective and prospective audio-visual essay that critiques the current state of society and offers a lens, through the metaphor of rice, to imagine a future co-vernment ecology built on collectivity, care and agency.

The essay is a combination of text and audio and documentation from my durational performance ‘Naming the Unnamed’ where I along with participants wrote the names of Indian migrant workers on each grain of rice. This work touched on issues of starvation, migration and ignorance by making a public intervention through performance to create spaces of care, intimacy and attention and offer models of future justice.

The link to the registration of the performance Naming the Unnamed is youtu.be/FNu7nqAcblo